Pipelines that stretch across miles and miles of vast open, remote land transporting liquids and gases require maintenance. Deep below the surface in an underground mining operation, large industrial vehicles or tools require routine maintenance. The large bolts used to securely join sections of pipes and valves together or used with mining vehicles require torque control and power to tightening and untightening these bolts.
Access to power for these locations might not be easily accessible like a power outlet at your home or an air compressor inside a maintenance shop. Remote power is needed. Power for remote locations. A hand torque multiplier is the torque solution. No electricity or air is required to operate the tool. Only the hand multiplier and a torque wrench are needed for the maintenance technician to loosen and retighten threaded fasteners, nuts or bolts.
The gearing design of a manual torque multiplier allows for high torque output with minimal input from an operator. A torque wrench is placed into the input drive end of the torque multiplier. A socket and reaction device are used on the other end where the square drive is located. These hand tools feature a torque multiplication ratio, which is different for each tool model and brand. The technician pulls the torque wrench and applies force. The torque output is multiplied by the hand multiplier tool. Requiring less effort and strain for the technician.
Benefits of Manual Torque Multipliers
- Allows for high torque output with minimal input from an operator
- Perfect for applications where air and electricity aren’t accessible
- Precision tightening & loosening of all heavy duty fastening connections
- Replacement for impact spanners, pipe extensions and other insufficient bolting methods
The HG hand torque multipliers offered by Mountz are engineered for enduring performance. Mountz offers various hand torque multiplier models with a maximum torque capacity up to 36,800 foot-pounds, satisfying the requirements of even the most demanding MRO applications.
The hand torque multiplier is the ideal tool for dealing with difficult nuts and bolts – those requiring extreme applications of torque for loosening or tightening. This compact, versatile HG torque multiplier applies precise amounts of torque or power in nearly all heavy-duty fastening situations, eliminating the requirements for multiple operators, and enhancing safety as well.
During the routine maintenance process of their aircraft, a helicopter manufacturer had a critical torque application. The rotor of the helicopter required servicing after every 20 hours of flight. Loosening and retightening the rotor assembly nut during the maintenance process of the helicopter’s rotor required power – remote power. Some of these aircraft are serviced in very remote locations, where air or power is not readily available or reliable. Ensuring proper torque control is achieved for the rotor assembly nut is a critical element for maintaining the continuous safe operation of their helicopter. The director of maintenance selected the Mountz hand torque multiplier as the only option to resolve their critical maintenance application issue.
From tightening large industrial bolts used in windmill gearbox assemblies to bolting maintenance applications for oil & gas pipelines, the Mountz hand torque multiplier achieves precision torque in a cost-efficient manner. Only Mountz torque multipliers provide precision torque control, making it easier and often safer to assemble and service-threaded fasteners while reducing application problems and tool costs.
Using a quality torque multiplier makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. Controlling torque is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a five-dollar bolt that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners.
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